Flash Storage - Worth Its Weight In… Aluminum?

Flash Storage – Worth Its Weight In… Aluminum?

I want to talk about flash storage. That amazing high speed medium that delivers high performance at a costly price. You are probably familiar with the old saying “Worth its weight in gold!” Well, flash is not worth its weight…

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Is Your Storage Ready for Change?

Is Your Storage System Ready for Change?

The first two articles in this series focused on embracing change and how to measure for change. Being willing to change and knowing how to assess the impact of a change are critical skills for any IT professional. This article…

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Measuring for Change

Measuring for Change(with Storage)

How do we prepare for change in our IT infrastructure? In my previous article I discussed how IT professionals must constantly be prepared to change what works for what will work better. There is no avoiding progress. You can only…

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Same old thinking equals same results

6 Words to Kill Your IT Career With: “That’s How We’ve Always Done It!”

Like many folks in IT, when I first started out in this business, I was on the help desk. It was back then that I learned the fundamental rule of surviving in this profession: What makes you money today will…

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How to Build the Ideal Storage Solution, Part 3: “Bring Me Your Applications!”

How to Build the Ideal Storage Solution, Part 3: “Bring Me Your Applications!”

In the first part of this series I focused on the hardware used in Coho Data storage solution, and in the second part I described how Coho Data’s software distributed your data across that hardware to provide both performance and data…

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How to Build the Ideal Storage Solution: Part 2 - “It’s the software, stupid!”

How to Build the Ideal Storage Solution: Part 2 – “It’s the software, stupid!”

In part one of this series I explained how a Coho Data storage solution uses the best in commodity hardware offerings to build the next generation of web-scale storage arrays. Now hardware is, of course, incredibly important to any storage…

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How to Build the Ideal Storage Solution: Part 1 - Hardware

How to Build the Ideal Storage Solution: Part 1 – Hardware

  Last week at VMworld 2014 I met Andrew Warfield the CTO and co-founder of Coho Data. We were both heading to the Expo center one morning to meet with others and to prepare the booth for that day’s activities….

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